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DR. JENNIFER BOTWICK, ND: is a graduate of the diversity of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Botwick is board certified and state licensed and serves as adjunct faculty in Botanical Medicine in the Acupuncture Institute of The University Of Bridgeport. She is entering her twenty fourth year as a Licensed Massage Therapist, Childbirth Educator, Yoga instructor and Doula. She holds Master's and undergraduate degrees from Wesleyan University and Sonoma State University, respectively. As a Reflexologist and massage therapist, she has been interviewed on the television program 20/20. She has also been the guest on several radio shows and the subject of various news articles. Most recently she authored a health column entitled Good Health: Good News! Dr. Botwick is
a member of the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicia

GEORGE HOFFMAN, Director Silver Dragon Tai Chi & Qi Gong, LLC - George has over 20 years of study and 15 years of teaching experience in the Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong.  He has successfully developed and continues to deliver classes and workshops for municipal recreation departments, community centers, corporate fitness centers and is a guest instructor at a Connecticut Tai Chi Cooperative.  His goal is to give students the tools with which to reap the ongoing health and self-healing benefits associated with Tai Chi and Qi Gong by offering group classes and individual instruction.  His strengths in teaching and coaching facilitate students’ ability to learn these health-enhancing exercises rapidly and with confidence.  His belief in the power of these ancient arts comes across in his teaching style, patience, compassion and his students’ success. www.silverdragontaichi.com 

MARYBETH KEENER is a nutritional biochemist that has studied Traditional Asian Medicine in Europe, Asia and the USA . Marybeth blends her knowledge of modern nutrition with the 3,000 year old healing modality of Asian Medicine to create personalized wellness programs that help clients address root causes of imbalances and move toward wellness. She is an exceptional teacher and communicator and her programs are inspirational and the information learned is immediately actualized.
Marybeth offers nutritional therapy, herbal therapy, acupressure, massage therapy and Qi Qong in her practice. She has offices in Glastonbury , Marlborough and Rocky Hill , Connecticut

SUSAN LIPPER, RN, MA :is a nurse who works primarily with cancer patients and has been doing this work for more than 20 years. Her study of Traditional Chinese Medicine began when Western Medicine offered no help to her beloved pet who suffered horrible allergies. Susan soon found that Traditional Chinese Medicine provided a way to compliment Western Medicine and she continued her training of TCM both in China and in the U.S. She is ever the advocate for the integration of Chinese Medicine into the Western health arena. Susan expanded her practice to include Auricular (Ear) Acupressure and finds this modality to be her passion due to its effectiveness and non-invasive technique. Presently, she is completing a course in Certified Acupuncture.

Laura is a Nationally Certified Chinese Herbologist, director of the Ct Institute for Herbal Studies since 1992 and is both Western and China trained in this powerful modality. The integration of western & Chinese medicine as it is practiced in China inspires her yearly travel to Beijing hospitals. It also allows others to view the Chinese culture from a holistic perspective. Laura’s work with major hospitals & holistic practitioners since 1995 enhances her teaching and healing skills and helps make her an expert in her field.
She was enlisted as a co-investigator on a clinical randomized trial study for UCONN Medical Center utilizing Chinese Herbal Therapy to help with the symptoms of menopause in breast cancer patients. She was also called upon to be an expert witness in Chinese Herbology for the State of Connecticut Health Department,
As a professional Chinese Herbologist, she uses only safe hospital-grade herbs which are certified against contaminates, pesticides or heavy metals. Concentrated Tea in Tablet form comprise most treatment protocols.
In addition to her work as an educator of Chinese Herbology, Laura is a local & national lecturer, designs Chinese Herbal formulas for Pets and works as a consultant on Chinese Herbal Formulas. Her private practice is maintained at the school where appointments for care are taken as well as at Grant Chiropractic Health Center in Milldale, CT

DR. DON SALOMONE, DC: is a Chiropractic Orthopedist who is one of only 5 chiropractors in Ct to be a board certified (NCCAOM) Acupuncturist. He has practiced Clinical Nutrition for over twenty years, is trained in Chinese Herbology, Auricular Therapy and Yamamoto's New Scalp Acupuncture. In addition, Dr Salomone works as an expert witness when needed, in malpractice suits. His many modalities are offered to his patients in his Southington office.

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